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Oct 3, 2012 1:00am EDT
at a 52% favorability rating with voters. mitt romney at a 42% favorability rating. i don't know how he makes that up in 90 minutes of a debate. >> thank you for joining us. >> thanks lawrence. >> snack cakes. >>> coming up, the 47% effect. new polls show just how much the tapes have hert mitt romney. and he was caught in a lie today about his secret tax returns. >>> and in voter suppression news, a big win for voters in a pennsylvania courtroom today. and in the rewrite, the only way mitt romney can win the debate, it was all laid out for him by the best republican presidential debater ever, who was of course a fictional character in the t.v. series olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every pur
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
% view mitt romney positively, 44% view romney negatively. mitt romney's favorability rating is lower than every other presidential nominee's rating at this point in the election in the history of this poll, except for george h.w. bush's 34/52 rating. and he lost that election. tonight, ann romney seems sure that the country will soon realize how lucky we are that mitt romney is running for president. >> i know he's very well prepared. he's focused, he's very bright. i think the country will be blessed by having someone with his skill set, his experience and his -- just his goodness. to be able to run this country. this guy does care that he's out there. and he's a person with compassion. >> first lady michelle obama did not attempt to lower expectationings for her husband today. >> he doesn't need much advice. he's a very good debater. so i do tell him to have fun and relax and just be himself because the truth is if he's the barack obama the country has come to know and trust, he's going to do a great job. >> the new nation nbc news poll shows that among likely voters president obam
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
watched the first presidential debate between president obama and mitt romney. ratings were higher than the first debate in the 2008 election when fifty-two million viewers tuned in. fox news won the night among all tv networks tracking ten million people. the national hockey league is canceling two week of its regular season. this came as the nhl players association failed to reach a collective bargaining agreement. red box is selling tickets for a live events at its kiosk, a $1 service charge will be added to each purchase. facebook topping 1 billion users per month:mark zuckerberg made the announcement for his facebook status, and that is today's speed read. what really caused the financial crisis? john allison, former ceo of bbn 3 with an explosive charge. don't want to miss john allison who is coming straight up. we are heading back to cleveland where this claim in talking to one company took a real gamble. nicole: gamble. it is the casino and the blink of a business i. it is one of cleveland's biggest employers. the general manager and senior vp of horse shoe casinos. we are comin
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
rating. romney's favorability rating that number is still under water he has problems and the question of which candidate is better equipped to manage the economy. remember the unemployment rate is 5.9% in virginia. romney's favorable in florida but under in virginia and ohio. when it comes to who is better able to manage the economy a question on which romney has staked his candidacy romney has a margin of error lead in florida and virginia. the president leads on that question in ohio. with iowa, new hampshire and ohio headed to the obama column that puts the president at 265 and that means romney has to run the table on the remaining states to get to 270. if the debate doesn't move romney's numbers in ohio he may face the same decision al gore faced in 2000 whether to take the pr hit. all of this explains why tonight's debate is so crucial. >> it is spectacular and i have never seen it before. >> a 726 foot monument to government infrastructure. in denver romney's break time was lunch to chipotle. the candidates off the trail on tuesday and the two men picked up the slack.
Current
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm PDT
the undecideds were undecided. romney's positive rating rose above 50% for the first time in this campaign in a reuters poll. the president's ratings stayed unchanged at 56%. romney stayed on the attack even though his positions were to be charitable and flatly untrue. here's some of what he said about his tax plan and the economy. >> romney: i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. my plan is not to put in place any tax cut that will add to the deficit. my view is we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class but i'm not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. we have 23 million people out of work. or stop look for work in this country. >> eliot: here's how the obama campaign responded to some of the claims. with an ad released this afternoon that relied on fact checkers. >> mitt romney has not laid out specifics for how he would pay for his tax cut. he says it's by reducing deductions and closing loopholes but he hasn't said which or how many. so the verdict here the simply incomplete. >> eliot: by the way that 23 million unemployed claim
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
asked a few other questions. including job approval rating, romney favorability, and who wins on the economy. in three states, the president had a job approval rating of 49 or above. romney's unfavorable rating was higher than his favorable rating, and the president led romney on the economy. in three of those stays, iowa, ohio, new hampshire. just one state did you have the president's job approval rating 48% or over and romney winning on the issue of the economy. that's north carolina. if you look at it that way and go to the map to 270, what does that mean, and you put those four states into the respective categories, and look at. this the president for suur sho. romney a long way to go has to sweep the rest. there are five left in the background. florida, virginia, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. this is where if romney does do what chris christie said he will do, the first place you'll see it are in the five states that are left. >> ralph reed, that's a lot of movement that has to take place to overcome where the campaign is. yet you heard chris christie say it this morning on the
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
few other question, including job approval rating, romney favorability and who wins on the economy. in three states the president had a job approval rating of 49 or above. romney's unfavorable rating was higher than his favorable rating and the president led omni on the economy. in three of those states, iowa, ohio and new hampshire. in one state did you have the president's job approval rate 49 or lower and did you have romney winning on the issue of the economy. that's north carolina. so if you look at it that way. and you go to our map to 270, what does that mean? and you put those four states into the respective categories? and look at this. the president, four short, 265, four short of the 27. romney a long way to go has to sweep the rest. we're looking at five left in the battleground, florida, virginia, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. this is where if romney does do what chris christie said he's going to do, the first places you're going to see it are in those five states left. >> here's the question, ralph reed, that's a lot of movement that has to take place to overcome where
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
bring down the rates. >> aggressive romney talks about what he will cut. >> i will eliminate all programs by this test. is the program so critical it is worth -- >> governor mitt romney is going to have a busy first day because he is going to repeal obama care among democrats as you can sitting down with them. >> and the next presidential debate is on october 16th in new york. >> time now 4:33, people gathered at debate watch parties and over flow crowds showed up in san jose and among those, political science professors. i think mitt romney did a great job, obama looked a little off his game. i think mitt romney did a better job tonight. >> i think the winner is the president because he is the president and his opponent has to be able to say why he should be better than the incumbent and i don't think that was necessarily done tonight. >> and a debate feels 6 5% feels mitt romney won compared to 2 5% for the president. and 48% for mitt romney, compared to 2 5% for the president. >>> and fact statements you will find that on our website www.ktvu.com. >>> they will replace the dea
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
watching, moderator jim layrer asked can you put more people to work? romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. the average middle class family with children would pay about $2,000 more. it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. >> reporter: on medicare and social security,one agreement. >> neither the president nor are are i are proposing any changes. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare, substantially. >> romney fired back a a major debate moment that the president weakened the economy by his focus on health care. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing rising unploimt and spending energy and passion fighting for obama care. >> we did work on this alongside working on jobs. this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >>
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. romney has said the president has failed to bring the nation's unemployment rate below 8% but romney found a new way to crunch numbers here in virginia. >> campaigning in virginia coal country, mitt romney tried to dig through the latest jobs number to make the case president obama has not pipay dirt just yet. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. and the unemployment rate has come down very slowly, but it's come down nonetheless. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> still, one of romney's key metrics on the president's handling of the economy went up in smoke, when the nation's unemployment rate dipped below 8%. >> 8% unemployment for over how many, 43 months? >> we still have unemployment above 8%. >> he told us he would get us back to work and hold unemployment above 8%. >> unemployment month after month after monday. >> reporter: it's a political bar mitt romney has accused the president of failing to clear for months. >> we've had 43 straight months with
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000 more. >> everything he said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> it is not possible to come up with enough tax cuts to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: on medicare and social security one agreement. >> neither the president nor i are proposing any changes for any current retirees or near retirees. >> reporter: in ten years romney wants a private medicare option. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare substantially. >> reporter: romney fired back in a major debate moment that the president weakened the economy by his focus on health care. >> i just don't know how the president could come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and spend his energy and passion for
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
policies forewarned. >> reporter: romney said the unemployment rate fell because people gave up. >> when i'm president of the united states, that, that unemployment rate is going to come down, not because people are giving up and dropping out of the workforce, but because we're creating more jobs. >> reporter: on social media, some conservatives accuse the obama administration of doctoring the jobs numbers. former general electric ceo jack welch wrote "unbelievable job numbers. the chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, so change the numbers." >> it's really ludicrous to hear that kind of statement. >> reporter: secretary of labor denies any political motivation saying the numbers are real. so, while romney launches tv ads promising to do better than president obama -- >> i have a detailed plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> reporter: obama is celebrating this report. >> this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: a benchmark, he says, proves america is on the right track. economists say the number of new jobs being created is still not enough to signif
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that it is at 7.8%. " romney says the unemployment rate is own pinding work - but pprmarily because so many have stopped looking for nee job altogether. rrmney says: " if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today as on the ay the president got elected, why our unemployment rate would e pround 11%. that's the real realitt of important to note that a e." - number of ompanies were only &ppdding part time work.engler &preluctancc to commit to full-time mpllyment until a says: new post-debaae poll tightening in some key swing states. rasmussen says romney's got a one point lead has a one point edge n the battleground of ohho. in washington, jd, fn. 3 if youuwant to seeecomplete coverage from the campaign trail, head to our webiste, fox baltimore dot com and under hot topics. former ... vice prrsident... al gore ... offers.../ his... own explanation... for... president obama's... debate performance... wednesday...// the... altitude. gore,.../ &pa... former presidentiaa cannidate... himself.../...participated.... post-debate discussion... on his... current t-
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
his policies are working. for mitt romney the unemployment rate at 7.8% doesn't tell the whole story. at a rally a in virginia a a smiling president obama took full advantage of september's job's report. >> more people entered the worc
FOX Business
Oct 7, 2012 1:00am EDT
job market. >> lower the marginal rates. >> you say romney wants to lower the raets and remove the deduction, let's say he removes the mortgage deduction, home builder, you're going to hire more people, and if they remove it, hire more people, probably not. you're going to bring net knew revenue to the government. not going cut enough you're going to hurt the job market. now, specifically, if you hit the high end, like they want to do, let's say they did that, and yeah, that's, that's tax, when you tax people in the middle that is cost of hiring somebody so could actually need to less hiring, a worker taxes goes up and pay them more to counter at that tax cost and your success level. and going to cut at your profit, it's not a cost of hiring. so it could in theory do more damage to make the tax burden shift on to the employee, the job taker level not the job creator level. however, i don't want to say that every tax increase hurts the job market on every level. >> and gary b, vice-president biden made it clear there's a trillion dollar tax hike. what does it do to job creation, to
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
romney about as are talking labor released by the department. rate slidmployment from 8.1% to 7.8%. the number of people who said were joined -- were employed jumped by 873,000. this is the first time below 8% since january 2009, when obama took office. >> the campaigns have taken on the news, but as a bigt is seen positive for the obama campaign. at a rally, the president called is gettinghe economy better. said the country has made too much progress to turn back. >> in the meantime, mitt romney that 12on the fact people are still out of work. mitt romney also stressed an 7.8% is not rate of what a real recovery looks like. after campaigning in virginia earlier today, he hosted a rally in florida tonight. >> a new controversy concerns starbucks and it's a bestseller. >> the orioles are fighting to keep playing. the nationals, we know who they are playing. every gameonitoring impact the washington nationals playoff series. we know who -- we now know who the nationals will face. >> the st. louis cardinals, on sunday. we are also keeping a close eye baltimore orioles, who are playing righ
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
a much lower rate, especially after all the stimulous spending. what governor romney said was that jobs were his number one priority and outlined a plan. what struck me was that the president only talked about creating 100,000 jobs, teaching jobs in this country, which of course is federally funded. >> let's hear what mitt romney had to s. the moderator put this to mitt romney as well. here was mitt romney's response to his economic priorities tonight. >> i will not reduce the share paid by high income individuals. i know you keep saying that and it's a popular thing to say, but it's not the case. >> for 18 months, he has been running this tax plan and now five weeks before the election, he is saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> michelle, they are talking tonight about not getting enough information to these voters. you have described yourself as an undecided voter at this point. you worked in the financial industry. you are young. i will say that. >> thank you. >> when you watch these two candidates tonight and you are sitting here undecided, when president obama and mitt r
KOFY
Oct 7, 2012 9:00pm PDT
campaigns arguing. what is the truth? romney does want to cut tax rates, that would reduce revenue by five trillion over ten years. he would offset the loss by eliminating loopholes and deductions but he has refused to say which ones. >> romney's solution he decided there wasn't math involved in this problem. that is absolutely crazy. >> as the president continues the fund-raising swing in the west, mitt romney will deliver a speech tomorrow with a stinging rebuke of obama policy especially in the middle east. >>> president obama appeared at nokia theater in los angeles and allied today his lack laws terrify debate performance last week. >> everybody is incredible professionals and they perform flawssly night after night. i can't ways say the same. >> he came on stage after perfornces by perform answers. he went to a $25,000 per plate dinner. >> he is in san francisco tomorrow. his first event is intercontinental hotel in san francisco. traffic signs is mark regular strict areas. followed by a dinner and concert reception at bill graham center. >>> vice president joe biden and paul
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 10:00am EDT
idea that if you drop the marginal rate, the point down to 20% essentially what romney is talking about, then people who make income, actually, their taxes go down in only one way, if they make more income, and that's the incentivizization to make more income because you're not giving back 35% to the government. when we lower marginal tax rates, we get more from the people output in the society. >> jonas, you believe we need tax increases in the long run, in the short run, what is going to get jobs. >> and there's nothing you can do to the tax code that isn't going to hurt the job market. >> lower the marginal rates. >> you say romney wants to lower the raets and remove the deduction, let's say he removes the mortgage deduction, home builder, you're going to hire more people, and if they remove it, hire more people, probably not. you're going to bring net knew revenue to the government. not going cut enough you're going to hurt the job market. now, specifically, if you hit the high end, like they want to do, let's say they did that, and yeah, that's, that's tax, when you tax peopl
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
revenue. it didn't cut revenue at all. it raised revenue while cutting the rates more than mitt romney wants to cut the rates. now how is that a $5 trillion hole? >> governor strickland? >> hey, chris, can i talk just for a moment. >> as long as it is just for a moment. >> he has a $5 trillion tax cut plan. he says it's going to be revenue neutral because he's going to offset it by getting rid of loopholes. the only loophole he had enough courage to mention last night was big bird and public broadcasting. you know, the tax deductions where the real money is, chris, is the mortgage tax deduction, charitable tax deductions, deductions that enabled parents to help their kids go to college, those are middle class deductions. and that's exactly why mitt romney is unwilling to say what those deductions are going to be, because these are deductions that strike at the heart of the middle class. and he wants to give tax cuts to rich people and put the tax burden on the backs of working folks. that's mitt romney's plan. >> that was what president obama hit him on and what many of the fact checke
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
our unemployment rate to be around 11%. >> romney's plan says it will create new jobs, instead of part-time, helping to get it under 8% before the election. i'll help create 12 million new jobs and rising take home pay. >> romney's debate performance intersecting polls, and rasmussen shows romney inching ahead in virginia and ohio albeit within the margin of error and the daily tracking poll has the president up 5 points. romney met privately with laid off miners and blasted the president for waging war with workers, and romney that's an is crucial section of energy independence. >> i think we should put the americans back to work and it's energy abundant and cheap and burned in a clean way. >> and romney with fireworks and country car trace adkins that the president's trillion dollar stimulus would get unemployment lower than it is. >> he said right now we would be at 5.4% unemployment. >> romney pounded joe biden for stating the administration' goal on a trillion dollar tax hike on those making more than 200,000 a year or family 250,000. >> people in the middle class has been sq
WETA
Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. tax rates and tax revenue. mitt romney is saying it -- how plan the can i make it? we are going to cut rates but we will not reduce the amount of revenue, exactly as what happened in 1986 with the reagan tax reform, because you have cut the rates, eliminated deductions, and you end up with the same amount of revenue. it is what was recommended in the commission that obama appointed. >> there is study after study after study that shows even if he succeeded in doing it, it is not enough to achieve the targets we're talking about. what is interesting, you never hear romney say, no new taxes. you do not hear him say that. >> colby? >> fact. he proposes a 20% across-the- board tax cut. >> marginal tax rate. >> alternative minimum tax. he proposes tax deductions in reducing the federal deficit by 2015. what that means is, over time, the analysis shows, $5 billion over the next decade. >> i am sorry, read my lips, we are running short on time. the joe and paul the day. >> this is deadly earnest. how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle-class, who have been ve
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 9:30pm EDT
. that would have a that a $1 trillion cost. romney wants to reduce individual rates by 20% across the board and also reduce the corporate rate down to 25%. president obama proposed reducing them to 20%. guest: i think that is a fair description. host: we heard that the debate in denver about where romney stands on his tax plan. here is a headline coming to us -- there is little tax clarity from the obama or romney. $5 trillion -- whether or not tax cuts will equal $5 trillion. there is difference over this number. guest: the $5 trillion is the gross cost of reducing trade -- rates by 20% across the board. governor romney made the point in the debate is unfair to call this a $5 trillion tax cut because he intends to offset the cost through base broadening. one thing that was interesting about the debate was that 20% was the proposed amount of reduction, but he did not mention that number in the debate. i think that what he did emphasize instead was that he was not going to add to the deficit or increase taxes on the middle-class. the study done the tax policy center and others show it
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 10:00am EDT
romney's proposals to reduce the corporate rate, which by the way, president obama wants to reduce the corporate rate too. and adding to it rhetoric from the campaign about reducing the middle income tax burden. the reality is this $5 trillion number is not a specific plan by romney. it's cobbling a number of things together and including things obama and romney both agree on. >> but it is a number, a plan he has talked about. unfortunately, we are out of time, congressman. thank you so much. >> president obama claims $3 trillion of that number himself, so does president obama have a $3 trillion plan to cut taxes? he doesn't want to go around talking about it a whole lot. >> former congressman arch davis, thank you so much. >>> federal authorities have launched a criminal probe into a company hired by republicans. after looking at dozens of suspicious forms there's enough evidence indicating a crime may have been committed. the republican national committee fired strategic allied consulting last week after several counties reported questionable forms across southern florida. ♪ these
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
that romney didn't appear to add that much to his favorable rating from the debate. just a little bit more, actually, than obama who actually did add a little bit. and that the people, according to stan greenberg's polls, the only people he saw shifting in his big focus group were republican leaning undecideds and he found no erosion for obama. so if obama begins to turn it around now, he could begin to contain whatever damage that debate caused. >> yeah. you know, here's governor john sununu, one of the surrogates for mitt romney who has said this kind of stuff before. here it is. >> i find it fascinating, now this morning after they've slept, to watch them all scrambling around to clean up the mess the president left on the floor last night. he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> sam, what about that? >> i mean, what's to add? it's kind of absurd. it's obviously provocative. he wants to get a headline out of it. it's john sununu. there's not much to it. obviously obama's not lazy and disengaged. >> he left a lot of facts on the side of the road last
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
permanent across the board 20% cut in marginal tax rates. in a document on another part of romney's website, romney says he'll maintain marginal rates at current levels. so, which is it? well, if we are to believe that mitt romney has been saying out on the campaign trail, he'll lock in the bush tax cuts, reduce the deficit through spending cuts then put into place an additional 20% tax cut that would ultimately benefit the rich. how would a president romney pay for all of this? romney says he'll close loopholes but he hasn't offered any real specifics on that, either. according to an independent nonpartisan tax policy study, the lost revenues from romney's tax proposal would cost $4.8 "t," trillion, over ten years. the obama campaign has already come out with an ad hitting romney on his $5 trillion lie. i'm joined tonight by david k. johnston, pulitzer prize winning columnist and author of "the fine print: how big companies use plain english to rob you blind." david k., glad to have you with us tonight. >> thank you, ed. >> after last night, do you have a better grip, a better idea
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 3:00am EDT
romney has campaigned across this country promoting a 20% reduction in the tax rate. his plan would give the richest 1% of americans an additional $6 o,000 tax cut. for those at the very top, the 0.1%ers, they would get a $264,000 tax cut. the cost? well, it's $456 billion per year. how do you like that? romney can eliminate every deduction from the tax code and he still will not be able to cover the cost of these tax cuts. but romney didn't need to address any of these specifics. he just needed to lie about it. it's a strategy another president used when he was asked about his proposed tax cuts for the rich. >> let me just tell you what the facts are. the facts are, after my plan, the wealthiest of americans pay more taxes of the percentage of the whole than they do today. >> really? here we go again. a republican candidate has a plan for massive tax cuts for the rich and tells the american people the exact opposite in a debate. it only works if the candidate is a good liar. presentation does matter. give him credit. last night mitt romney was pretty good on style, but he had a boa
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the argument that governor romney used? mr. president, if you were for extending all the bush rates a couple years ago, and arguably the gdp was stronger than it was and is now, and you argue that now and then was not the time to do it? then he did catch the president in a, what the, you know what. >> i think the president, the situation he found himself in was he did not want to see taxes go up on people making less than $250,000 a year. he wanted to see and consistency said he would like to continue that level of taxation on people earning less than $250,000. he was running in, however, to a very hard core obstruction deal saying we're not going forward with that if you don't include the millionaires and billionaires, and the president was left in a position of having to compromise in order to keep the recover going. neil: governor romney was aggressive? >> the more aggressive, give him that. i don't think he changed the game, and, in fact, he admitted he wanted to turn medicare into a coucher program, all be it for those of us approaching 55. i thought the president called him ou
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, looks at what the real impact of the romney tax plan could be on the american economy. >> reporter: here's where the president gets that $5 trillion number he used again today. governor romney's plan to cut tax rates by 20% would add up to about $5 trillion over ten years, assuming no other changes. but governor romney is planning to make other changes by eliminating tax deductions worth about the same amount. but the president is accurate when he says governor romney is making many promises in his tax plan. romney says upper-income people will not get a net tax cut; middle-income people will not see their taxes go up; incentives for savings and investment won't be touched; the estate tax and alternative minimum tax will be eliminated-- all this while cutting tax rates and not changing the amount of money the federal government brings in. an analysis by the tax policy center shows governor romney will have to make some big tradeoffs. >> so, governor romney has made five promises. he can't keep them all. he is going to have to, at some point, abandon one of those promises. he cannot
FOX Business
Oct 7, 2012 10:00pm EDT
no credibility. gerri: it's interesting because romney favorability ratings just about 50% for the first time. is the sustainable? >> i believe it is. his performance was one of the best, i think anybody has seen in a long time. there was not a single moment. it was a consistent 90 minutes of grade a performance all the way throughout, and i think people who only saw the ads about him, only heard about him through the obama tax sought different person than the one they were led to believe existed, and so that is why i think you have a turnaround in the positive numbers. gerri: you know, it would not be a friday if we did not have a thought from the vice-president. he made a little gas this week. have you are it? listen to this. >> you know the phrase they always used. obama and biden want to raise taxes by $8 trillion. guess what, yes, we do. gerri: i mean, really? really? can he not stop himself? but does it mean for the debate. >> well, i think it is one of the run the arguments. i want to cut taxes, president obama wants to raise taxes. historically that has been a devastating a
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, bye. >> did mitt romney's post debate victory hit a speed bump with the unemployment rate? we'll break down what the numbers mean. this is special report. good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama is hailing the jobs report, showing a drop from 8.1% to 7.8, as a sign the country has come too far to turn back now. his republican challenger says the new numbers are not the sign of a true recovery, in fact, he says they're telling a far different story. the government's household survey says that 873,000 people entered the work force. but the employer survey found 114,000 new jobs created, 10,000 of those in government. so, the difference, about 760,000 are apparently not full-time stable jobs, what's known as the real unemployment mark, the unemployed and those too discouraged to look for work remains unchanged at 14.7%. white house correspondent wendell goler begins our coverage of the report and the spin. >> two days after a disappointing debate with mitt romney, president obama looked on the bright side of a merely modest jobs report for september. >> this morning, we found
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm EDT
romney says the 7.8 percent unemployment rate does not tell the whole story. here is what the g.o.p. nominee told supporters in virginia today. >> the reason it has come down this year is primarily because of the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. if the same share participated in the workforce today, as the day the president got elected, the unemployment rate would be around 11 percent. >>trace: he is stopping in two battleground states. now he is on the way to florida after 9 rally in virginia. we continue with john roberts live in st. petersburg, florida. governor romney says if he is elected americans will see and i quote, "a real recovery." >>reporter: that is a message that is very important here in this part of florida. president obama won this county where i am and a neighboring county in tampa in 2008. they were split in 2004 between george bush and john kerry. romney took aim at the unemployment figures today saying that while the numbers may look good on the surface, fewer jobs were created in the month of september than in either july or a
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
anew on "studio b." the lowest unemployment rate in four years has sparked a new line of political attacks on the campaign trail. the president says the new report shows america is on the right track. governor romney says, not so fast. live reports from the trail ahead. analysts predict the job numbers will affect the race for the white house. the host of fox news sunday, chris wall has, joins us live with context. >> american airlines is now blaming, are you ready, spilled coffee and soda, on their loose seat fiasco. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." the unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest level since president obama took office. like everything else, this election season, it is political. president obama says there is more to be done. governor romney says this is not what a real recovery looks like. the labor department reports the economy added a seasonally adjusted 114,000 jobs last month which brought down the jobless rate to an unexpected 7.8 percent. here is a look at the unemployment rate since 28 state. the gray area on
FOX Business
Oct 6, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the lowest rate, and control the message better than can romney. lou: not concerned about the fundraising? >> oh, i'm concerned about it. i think it's a real problem because, look, you have not talked about the big, you know, the big gorilla in the room, and that is organized labor, which will pump $400 million to $450 million into the race like four years ago. obama here, romney here, outside groups on behalf of romney evening it up, and labor comes in like this. the president will out spend mitt romney. lou: when you talk about the gorilla there, it's not just union money, but ground forces going to work. are you satisfied that governor romney has a sufficient ground force ready to meet what will be a daunting ground operation on the part of the president obama? >> well, i don't know state-by-state, but i have talked to some of the people involved in some of these states who are old political hands and know what's going on. in ohio, they are already blowing through the 2004 bush ground game metrics with one exception -- voter registration. you have -- neither party's done a
FOX Business
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
guaranteed, if you're obama or romney in getting the lowest unit rate, the lowest cost for the a tv spot buying from a tv station. outside groups like american crossroads have to pay a premium. president obama spends a dollar, we have to spend more than a dollar to get the same weight of television. a lot more of romney's money is found in the wallet of the republican national committee, and smaller money is found in the democratic national committee. what's that mean? if you use money from the democratic or republican national committees, you have to use what are are called combo ads in which you not only mention obama, but also democrats, or not just romney, but other republicans. it weakens the ad, the way of the power of the ad a little bit. we have an important -- lou: you feel good? go ahead. >> i do think that obama has an advantage in that more of his money is in -- is in a wallet from which he can spend easily, get the lowest rate, and control the message better than can romney. lou: not concerned about the fundraising? >> oh, i'm concerned about it. i think it's a real pro
Current
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: mitt romney say the drop this the unemployment rate is quote not what a recovery looks like. >> oh. >> stephanie: so maybe going up would be -- hum. he responded to the jobs report by arguing that obama has failed -- okay. >> i -- >> stephanie: did i say that they are just going to go no, that's not good. >> yeah. >> and fox news is already running with obama is just manipulating the numbers. >> right. >> and i wrote back to jack welsh, and i said sir, if you are going to put that out there, you better have proof, or america will call you a liar. i haven't hear back. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: dave in illinois, hi, dave. >> okay. all right. [♪ "jeopardy" theme music ♪] >> why don't we do wright wright. >> stephanie: okay. why not. gretchen carlson. >> the president argued for quote a new patriotism. that means to me a couple of things, if you don't agree with the president you are not a patriot, and is that another way of talking about class war fair. >> and number three am i an idiot? >> why is she inserting her opinion into asking t
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
cut tax rates that would reduce revenue by $5 trillion over ten years. romney has refused to say which one, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney will launch an attack of his own, delivering a foreign policy speech slamming president obama's middle east policy. rock and paula. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in washington this monday morning. thank you, tahman. >>> and of course, the main event this week is thursday's vice presidential debate, abc's eastern, 6:00 pacific.t 9:00 >>> and politics overseas now, it is another victory for venezuela venezuelian president hugo chavez. chavez although is battling cancer received 54% of the vote, leaving his supporters to celebrate right there in the streets. voter turnout was more than 80%. that's the highest in decades and the election was largely peaceful. >>> the origin of a drone that crossed into israeli territory over the weekend is mystery this morning. israeli military shot down the unmanned aircraft in a remote area to avoid civilian casualties. now israeli officials don't believe it took off from palestinian terr
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
referenced the tax rate under president clinton. romney received kudos after saying america will never budget if the cup -- not stopuntry does recklessly. boater said president obama was bidding we talked about his grandmother and social security tonight. there were equal responses on this evening. it is important for us to stress that our smartphone alling is certainly not scientific poll. you who all of participated. nightline will have a complete debate wrap up at 1135. -- 11:35. >> tonight, police have issued after a teenager vanishes. seen monday morning. car inves found his city at a park. is live at the agh school where he is student. on the the latest search. last place anyone spoke to brian. he is a senior here. his dad said he left his cell morning,home on monday is out of thethat ordinary. something that is a concern, he cash on him and his not been used since sunday. >> somebody out there know something. >> an urgent plea for some in rick -- with a family plea a desperate family member. >> he needs to be found. >> it was 7:15 monday morning his brother was dropped off. i sa
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
year. >> another one on your list for governor romney, why is it fair you pay a lower tax rate than many low-income and middle-class americans? >> romney got caught up when the tax question came up, famously in south carolina, he said maybe, when asked if woe release more taxes. there needs to be some kind of tax question tonight because the reality is that a lot of folks don't earn very much money in places here like denver are paying a higher percentage of their income than romney. romney believes there should be lower rates for investments but hasn't explained why it is fair that he pays a lower rate. >> quick on your list of questions, many have been asked to the candidates at some point or certainly, prepared to answer. will you be stunned if the questions on the stimulus on the case of the president or taxes, to romney, go unanswered without the candidate being specific? >> well, i won't be surprised at all but the nice thing about a debate is that i think the moderator, jim lehrer, is going to take a step back and allow the clash between the candidates. i think if romney give
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. more hum drum economic news. >> mitt romney was saying the participation rate was bad but this month the participation rate is good. more people are coming back in, less discouraged than before. >> we got a tenth of a percentage point tickup in the participation rate. good news. i wouldn't dance. i think this is the situation the u.s. finds itself in. every time we see things go up it's from very low levels. we have to get people back to work and economy running at a higher level. >> what about mitt romney's big message from the debate which is that he says that there is not a $5 trillion tax cut, which was roger altman just on the show and a lot of our fact checking shows it does add up to $5 trillion, what he's proposed including the 20% cuts that he's talking about, at the same time he's now saying that deductions will be eliminated and make up for it so it's revenue neutral but won't specify which deductions. doesn't he owe it to the american people to say is it the mortgage deduction, charitable deduction, how will you get enough eliminated to make up for that hole? >> let me sa
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: campaigning in virginia, gop white house hopeful mitt romney dismissed the unemployment rate falling below 8%. >> the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: economists say unemployment fell in part because more people have landed part-time work. that's what keenan han does. >> if i can get six months ahead, i can go back to montana. >> reporter: there is one more jobs report before election day. tara mergener, cbs news, the white house. >>> a moraga teen's quest to become an eagle scout is over since he told family, friends and a boy scouts counselor that he is gay. ryan is a high school senior who completed his final project just last month. it was an anti-bullying wall he helped kids create at his old middle school in moraga but his troop won't sign off on his eagle badge. >> this was an opportunity for our students to participate in the making of a permanent mural that would promote that idea of tolerance and acceptance for all our students. each tile has a different messa
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
that's taken potential game changing twist this week. mitt romney's strong debate performance and yesterday's timely drop in the nation's unemployment rate. these are critical days on every level from fund-raising to how the candidates define themselves and each other to an electorate that is now fully engaged and focused. our andrea mitchell is standing by with analysis, but first nbc's peter alexander on the campaign trail in florida tonight. good evening. >> reporter: with one month to go, mitt romney is trying to capture the energy, with more enthusiastic crowds and a simpler message. >> thank you. >> reporter: after weeks that reenergized republicans and reinvigorated the race, president obama is trying to blunt mitt romney's momentum embracing friday's encouraging economic news. >> we learned that the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since i took office. more americans are entering the workforce. more americans are getting jobs. >> but romney hasn't ceded any ground, attacking failed policies that have stifled growth. >> the participation of our adults in the wor
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
market. >>president obama: last week mortgage rates were at historic lows. >> the president and mitt romney are gearing up for the first presidential debates >> the first presidential debate is next week. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. [ male announcer ] jay likes it when his mobile phone helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when mother nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> police in san leandro are looking for two man in the murder of another san leandro man. >> i a.m here to help up the committee. if for >> as local contributions become more and there is support that is equally significant. >> people can still make, volunteer or at the gate. it really helped the difference by doing one of those three from. >>vicki: a power outage caused more than 10,000 customers to go about our for about an hour that it has been sp
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
lasts. >>> whiplash. tonight, just 30 days to go, the biggest crowds yet for mitt romney, but the president fueled too by the lowest unemployment rate since he took office. tonight you new and eye-opening polls and after that comment during the debate, look who's talking. >> here now to comment, big bird. [ cheers and applause ] >> big bird, winging it. >>> and charged up. the daredevil once frozen in ice then buried alive now shocking himself, letting perfect strangers zap him. >>> good evening on this sunday night, and we do begin here with that deadly outbreak of meningitis. we learned late today it is quickly spreading all because of those steroid shots to the spine for patients who thought they were getting relief from their pain. just in the last 24 hours, at least 27 more people have become sick. that brings the total number of cases to 91. at least seven people have now died from this, and tonight in a troubling development, that massachusetts company that made that steroid shot is now recalling every single product it makes out of what it calls an abundance of caution. ab
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
telling the truth. >> reporter: so what's the truth? romney does want to cut tax rates. that would reduce revenue by nearly $5 trillion over 10 years. he says he would offset that loss by eliminating loopholes and deductions but he has refused to say which ones leaving him open to attack by team obama. >> mitt romney's solution is he just decided there wasn't math involved in this problem. and that's absolutely crazy. >> reporter: while the president continues that fund-raising swing, mitt romney will deliberate blistering foreign policy speeches attacking the president on middle eastern policy. that is tomorrow. david? >> david kerley traveling with the romney campaign this weekend, david, thank you. >>> i want to bring in our senior washington editor rick klein tonight. let's gallup poll we showed. a tighter race already. a rolling average as we know and still reflects voters asked before the debate and still could be on the move and all eyes on the crucial battleground straights. in colorado where the debate was held, university of denver poll showing the president holding on to
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Sep 30, 2012 2:00am EDT
presidential candidate, has an even better plan than romney has, and that's junk the code, have two rates after exemptions, 10% above $100,000, 25%. that would get the economy moving. >> what mike was talking about, all of these tax cuts just add to the tax code, they don't make it simpler or smaller. >> i can get behind a simpler tax code, but i'm still suffering from the ripple in the force i felt when david asman told me i was right. i'm going to lose my liberal union card. steve pointed he likes the vice president's candidate program the president's candidate. all of you republicans seem to bant paul ryawant paul ryan for, but he's not. >> i heard you say no about the idea of tax simplification. why is that not a good thing? >> we're all basing this argument predicated on lower tax rates are going to stimulate things. companies are not using the industrial capacity they have now. they laid off workers because there's no demand. cut their taxes, it doesn't mean they're going to build another factory if people aren't buying their goods. it's lunacy to think this would fix the problem. i
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
benchmark romney found areas to fault the opponent. >> the unemployment rate has come down very, very slowly. the reason it has come down is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have stopped looking for work. >> reporter: also if elected, mitt romney is promising to add 12 million jobs. by the way, the next jobs report comes out the friday before election day. >> all right. tory dunnan, our soldier on the campaign trail. the presidential race just weeks away. >>> arlington, texas. >> we want to head back out to federal hill. people seem more excited, more nervous, a lot of nail biting. >> tell everybody how nervous i am. >> listen. it gives it a texas feeling, doesn't it? it's great. everybody is waiting for this experience. we're living it. everybody that you talked to, there's one thing on their mind, the orioles. >> that's absolutely correct. >> it's incredibly anxious friday. everybody is walking around waiting for 8:37. everybody knows exactly when the first pitch is. 8:37. we're on the hill with joe saunders. i say saunders will turn in a mike flanagans performanc
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 10:00am PDT
by aarp. don't wait. call now. >>> the romney campaign is downplaying the drop in the jobless rates saying it's not a sign of real recovery. douglas is a former economic adviser to the 2008 mccain campaign and romney supporter and former government official. the cbo as well. let's talk about this jobs number today. good news in general. what is your take looking deeper into the numbers? >> most people look at the top line number as 114,000 jobs created, unemployment rate 7.8%. inside the report there are more news and in particular the drop in the unemployment rate comes from the fact that when they went door to door and asked people do you have a job, are you unemployed they got back answers that suggested we created 8937,000 jobs last month. there's no way that's right. it's a statistical mirage. >> going to be revised? >> almost certainly will go away. throw that out and you have a picture that looks like the reports in recent months, enough jobs created to sort of barely keep up with population growth, some increase in earnings, increase in -- >> revisions in the last two months
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
possibility that could boomerang on governor romney with people saying you are lowering my rate but i pay more because you are taking away most of my deductions? >>guest: what the governor is committed to and obviously, the ultimate tax plan will depend on with we can go out of congress, the governor's promise is we will lower marginal rates by 20 percent. that included on the middle class. we will eliminate some deductions. but not dictions sufficient to take the taxes up. we hope the middle class will have a tax reduction even with the elimination of deductions and putting a cap on deductions actually gives more credibility because you can give the middle class more deductions. the governor also said if you have more incomes, you pay lower caps, in other words $17,000. the idea that taxes on the well-to-do and the successful and those who are making a lot money will not go down. middle classing we hope they will stay where they are, or come down. coming down is a possibility. the important part of this tax plan, is to remember, when you earn, say you earn $200,000 and you have $20,0
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
will pay just as much under the romney administration -- the tax rate will go down. they'll lose deductions and other loopholes that they'll have them paying the same. that's what governor romney's plan is. so, what i would say, i love that ad. the president gets to say, a million new manufacturing jobs? how? $4 trillion reduction in the debt, really, mr. president? really. how? he hasn't endorsed his own plan. he hasn't come forward with a plan. it's a great ad. i have no doubt about that. it sounds really nice and looks nice. but there's nothing substantive there. >> i can imagine the comeback from president obama at that point, where are the details, that same question could be put to governor romney, you said hard truths in the convention, but governor romney hasn't laid out which deductions will go away for the wealthy. >> listen, the president of the united states has an obligation after four years of being president, to be the one who's the most specific. >> so the challenger doesn't have to? >> i didn't say that. he has the bigger obligation. that ad does nothing to add t
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
or retain them and romney says i'm going to drop rates and put all of those deductions and exemptions on the table for negotiation. any serious person in politics knows that's the starting point pour reworking the tax code. you don't have to get into the fine detail at this point. >> paul: kim, what do they have to do to maintain the momentum, the romney campaign. >> you see them doing this. now flooding the zone with a whole bunch of new ads going after the president both on things like the deficit, but talking more about mitt romney's own plans for reform and so they're trying to bulk up their presence out there in the the swing states and really grab this momentum and then they've also of course, got to have a good rest of the remaining debates. no one should forget, john kerry had a good opening debate in 2004 and went on to lose the election and they're aware of that. and he's got to keep this image rolling with the public. >> paul: okay, much more ahead on this week's presidential debate. including mitt romney's takedown of obamacare, a topic he's largely avoided on t
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
of work. mitt romney says the unemployment rate dropped mainly because more jobless people got discouraged and stopped looking for work. outside the political spin, people's reactions showed restrained enthusiasm. >> i think any improvement in the job numbers is obviously good. and i'm glad that it's happening and i'm glad it's happening possibly just before the election. >> if the numbers are accurate, that's always a positive thing. i don't know how you could spin it negatively but i'm sure someone will. >> it's encouraging but i don't know that it's where it's going to stay. i feel like it might go back up. i'm hopeful that it could stay down and i'm hopeful the jobs are coming back, but it just seems like it's too soon to tell that it's going to keep declining. >> you can see the jobs numbers elicited cautious optimism in many people. others, like one former ceo, suggested the administration was playing fast and loose with the numbers. some people were upset by that. >> to say something like this is like donald trump saying that president obama is not an american citizen wi
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
but what romney proposed cut tax rates to 20% for everybody, $4.8 trillion over ten years. what they're saying is how are you going to pay for this? he says, with unspfed -- unspfed -- >> big bird. >> they should hone in on that. as paul pointed out, paul ryan's plan just calls for cuts. doesn't say what the sort of cuts are. that's a legitimate thing in an election. what could be more legitimate than that? >> still the fact of the matter is ryan -- despite, you know, however he manages to put it across romney is calling for his tax cuts for the rich -- which he says he'll make up for and refused to say anything. this is amazing. you say i'm going to raise $5 trillion revenue but i'm not going to tell you how to offset those -- >> like you said, max cap deductions. >> hasn't committed -- >> no plan at all. >> it's amazing. $5 trillion. >> the only -- >> professor krugman's argument is cheery-pick he doesn't look at the most recent study by harvard researchers, your sort of colleagues. >> that was a -- you can do it as long as you include people with incomes between 100,000 and $
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Oct 6, 2012 11:30am PDT
>> live from america's election headquarters, governor mitt romney saying america is in a jobs crisis. this, as the obama campaign touts a new report showing the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8%. governor romney citing millions of americans forced into part-time jobs and many who have simply stopped looking for week. in his weekly internet address, president obama says the new report shows the country is headed in the right direction. and new video out of israel showing an israeli fighter jet shooting down an unmanned drone inside their air space. right now, investigators are searching the drone's wreckage in the southern part of the country and israeli media sources saying it was not carrying weapons, but appears to be gathering information. and we'll be back at 6 eastern alongside rick fulbaum. >> paul: welcome back to the journal, editorial report. coming up in this half hour, the supreme court is back in session and promising to be another tumultuous turn as it references racial preferences and college admissions. could it be a potential pickup of republicans in the blues
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
math problem romney has. he wants to cut tax rates, which would cost about $900 billion a year, according to estimates, which means he needs to find $900 billion in tax breaks. well, all the tax expenditures every year together total $1 trillion. so basically romney would have to convince congress to eliminate all tax expenditures to make the math work in his tax plan. that is never going to happen. it's a fantasy tax plan. it would explode our budget deficit. >> i don't think there's any math problem here. most of these deductions and the like, like the mortgage interest deduction, the state and local tax deduction, are heavily slanted towards the upper end. so you eliminate those deductions, you use the money to lower rates. and, in fact, paul ryan's 10 and 25% plan basically hit the same revenue and same distribution as the current tax code. this is totally doable. i give romney credit for moving in the right direction here, but he should be bolder, like paul ryan's house plan. >> the other issue is -- the ultimate goal here is to create economic growth, right? >> right. >>
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
is the reason for mitt romney's campaign? the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in nearly four years. that's not a real recovery? when president obama took office, we were bleeding private sector jobs. now we've added them for 30 straight months. that's more than 4 1/2 million jobs. mitt romney is just dancing as fast as he can to deny the truth. well, keep on dancing. denying the truth is just the new normal for this right wing nut gop. the president's birth certificate not real. poll numbers that show the president ahead, not real. and today these geniuses came up with a new fantasy. ready for this? they say the president is cooking the books. romney backer and former ge chairman jack welch kicked off the conspiracy tweeting, quote, unbelievable job numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. and laura igraham says, job numbers from labor secretary hilda solis are total pro obama. congressman allen west challenged the numbers, quote, chicago style politics is at work here. and, of course, rush limbaugh took time to get unreal. >> it's no diff
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